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A mechanism for managing concurrent access to shared data or resources by granting temporarily exclusive access to the processes requesting the lock.

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Shared locks taken under Read Committed Snapshot Isolation (RCSI)

I am seeing waits for shared locks (LCK_M_S) when using RCSI. My understanding is that this isn't supposed to happen since SELECTs do not require shared locks when using RCSI. How can I be seeing ...
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Idle connection plus schema-modifying query causing locked database

As part of our automated deployment process for a web app running on a LAMP stack, we drop all our triggers and stored procedures and recreate them from source control. It turns out there was a hidden ...
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Find out number of active locks on a table

I was wondering if there is a way to find out the number of active locks held on a table in SQL Server?
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Invalid rowid error

I'm trying to see, how UPDATE Lock helps to minimize error while dml (delete/update) operations. declare cursor update_lock is select empno from emp where deptno=&no for update of sal; num ...
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pessimistic locking and client death

We are considering pessimistic locking for our project (SELECT ... FOR UPDATE); as we are used to optimistic locking, we are afraid about the operation of the server being blocked on such a lock (lock ...
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Pessimistic locking worst case

We are using Java EE. And are making an apllication where in the worst case, aloot of message queue messages willl come form the same User. Therefore we are looking on Pessimistic, SELECT FOR UPDATE ...
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UNIQUE index key violation

I have a table with a PK and a unique non-clustered index, as follows: CREATE TABLE Table1 ( Id INT IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, Field1 VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, Field2 VARCHAR(25) NULL, ...
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LOAD DATA INFILE on a MyISAM table blocks user read-queries, can we get around this?

I've got a large reference table, 100GB, in a MyISAM table, load it up from scratch goes well (4ish hours) using LOAD DATA INFILE. But we have 1GB each day we want to update in a batch process using ...
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Minimize locking on UPDATE with multiple WHERE columns

I have a problematic query that's causing a lock timeout: UPDATE <some_table> SET row1=<some value> WHERE row1 IS NULL AND row2 > <some value> ORDER BY row2 LIMIT 100 ...
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How are DB locks tied to connections and sessions?

I've heard of page- and row-level locks, but never heard them used with regards to sessions and connections. Today, our (MySQL) DBA was talking about row locks and implied that their scope can be set ...
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Why is optimistic locking faster than pessimistic locking?

Both forms of locking cause a process to wait for a correct copy of the record if its currently in use by another process. With pessimistic locking, the lock mechanism comes from the DB itself (a ...
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How does optimistic locking actually enforce re-read/update?

My understanding of optimistic locking is that it uses a timestamp on each record in a table to determine the "version" of the record, so that when the record is access by multiple processes at the ...
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When a record is locked in Oracle, can we know which record is locked?

When a record is locked ,can we know which one is locked? How can I get the record rowid or something else info? I can get some info by this sql SELECT ...
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Avoiding “Waiting for table metadata lock” when `ALTER TABLE DROP PARTITION`?

I have some tables that many users need to access to: mysql> show create table v3_cam_date\G *************************** 1. row *************************** Table: v3_cam_date Create Table: ...
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difference between UPDLOCK and FOR UPDATE

given the following code: Set conn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") Set RS = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset") conn.BeginTrans ... //This is the line it is about RS.Open "SELECT a,b FROM c FOR ...
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Global locking for multi-master Oracle GoldenGate replication

This is a very complex scenario, but I figured a state-of-the-art challenge might interest some of the many high-end users of dba.se. Problem I'm working on an intercontinental data replication ...
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What would this non-'unique index with a unique search condition` query lock?

I am not sure about this part of the transaction manual For locking reads (SELECT with FOR UPDATE or LOCK IN SHARE MODE), UPDATE, and DELETE statements, locking depends on whether the statement ...
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Do I need a locking read?

I am inserting rows in a table, based on a value and on the existence of a row, which I get from SELECT statements. This function can be run concurrently, so I need to do some extra obviously. The ...
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Tuning reads (or perhaps the truncate!) for unusual database structure requiring regular truncates

We have an unusual database structure (I leave the reasoning for another question), that in it's current form requires a regular truncation and recreation of allot of row (about 1 million). We're ...
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Which mysql server 5.5 variables would be involved in queries locking in sending data state?

A large portion of my queries (~58%) be it for queries with previously quick return rates or other, are spending in my monitor as sending data. I made some configuration changes but it was very broad ...
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What is the locking behavior for Updatable/Insertable Views?

Consider I have a View that is merely a simple join between 2 tables, selecting all columns. The View is Updatable and Insertable. What would be the locking behavior when executing an UPDATE or ...
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InnoDB row level locks without SELECTs?

I have several (>30) MySQL clients inserting into InnoDB tables concurrently. I keep encountering lock wait timeouts and can't figure out why. Here is the situation: Each client runs the following ...
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SQL Server 2005 Blocking Issue

I am experiencing a blocking issue in sql server 2005. An end user executes a query (e.g. select statements) and seems to get into a never-ending blocking until i kill the process e.g. for hours on ...
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Create a “barrier” (prevent parallel execution) in Oracle PL/SQL?

I'm maintaining some stored procedures in an Oracle 11g RAC environment that are part of the pipeline of steps for data-interchange with other systems. One in particular has been producing duplicate ...
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MySQL concurrent INSERTs

I have a MySQL database with InnoDB tables. There are different client processes making SELECT (to check the existence of a value) and INSERT or UPDATE (depending on the result of the select) ...
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ASPState database locking and growth problems

We use an ASPState database to persist .NET Session state on a SQL Server 2005 cluster. We are seeing some strange behavior during peak periods The DeleteExpiredSessions proc is run every minute ...
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MySQL InnoDB locks primary key on delete even in READ COMMITTED

Preface Our application runs several threads that execute DELETE queries in parallel. The queries affect isolated data, i.e. there should be no possibility that concurrent DELETE occurs on the same ...
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Transactional Replication Snapshots causing serious locking after 2012 upgrade

I am experiencing serious locking when adding new articles to an existing transactional replication publication, which is hanging the website. This is the first time I have attempted this since I ...
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Options for setting NOLOCK hint in dataset queries

Some context: At first we wrote reports just "straight up", without any locking hints in the queries. With the larger reports this would sometimes cause locking problems. At first we remedied this by ...
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How to force the use of row locks?

I am trying to get my table to use row locks. I have already disabled lock escalation. The isolation level is READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT alter table <TABLE_NAME> SET (LOCK_ESCALATION=DISABLE) go ...
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Do isolation levels only apply to SELECTS and not UPDATES? [closed]

Scenario that might demonstrate different behavior for SELECTS depending on the isolation level: 1) 0:00 Thread A runs a query that returns 1000 rows that takes 5 minutes to complete 2) 0:02 Thread B ...
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How to correctly implement optimistic locking in MySQL

How does one correctly implement optimistic locking in MySQL? Our team has deduced that we must do #4 below or else there is a risk that another thread can update the same version of the record, but ...
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Oracle locked sessions with ASP.Net

I am connecting to an Oracle database in ASP.Net using SQLDataSource. My connection string is: <add name="ConnectionString3" connectionString="Data Source=sml; User ID=sml; Password=sml; ...
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Deadlock on insert for a table with an insert trigger that updates column in same triggered table

By specification each table uses a guid as the primary key. Another requirement is that each resource requires a 6 number identifier (100001, 100002, ...) as a public id that is unique within the ...
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Table Lock on INSERT - How to optimize

we have a few long running procedures in the database, that cause an instant Table Lock on our main text storage table, which causes all other requests of the web app to wait (because the table is ...
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drop postgres table with minimal locking

I'm trying to run the following Postgres migration script DROP TABLE some_table; DROP TABLE another_table; The problem is that this script causes excessive locking when run on the production ...
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Locking issue with concurrent DELETE / INSERT in PostgreSQL

This is pretty simple, but I'm baffled by what PG does (v9.0). We start with a simple table: CREATE TABLE test (id INT PRIMARY KEY); and a few rows: INSERT INTO TEST VALUES (1); INSERT INTO TEST ...
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SQL Server 2008, database completely locked

Our database becomes completely locked, and it seems that many tables not related to each other are locked at once. When this happens, it becomes locked for approximately 2 minutes, and when this ...
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Schema blocking in READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT

I am trying to troubleshoot locking behavior and the READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT isolation level while attempting to resolve concurrency issues. Background: Assume an online ordering system (ecommerce). ...
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Parallel inserts cause deadlock on DB2

The scenario is the following: The application attempts to insert into the same table from two parallel threads making 4000 insertions in each thread (separate transaction per thread). It causes the ...
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How can I ensure that only one copy of a procedure is running in Oracle?

We have the need to ensure that only one copy of a particular procedure is running in Oracle. If it is already running and a user tries to open another, then it should error. Whats the best method ...
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Does SSRS lock the table when querying?

My senior DBA told me that SQL Query execution by default doesn't lock the table. I was having some issues with my SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report which seems to be getting some issues ...
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Can operations in a loop cause table locks?

I know a bit about locking etc, that when a transaction is working on a table, if it is altering a certain amount of data it might try and lock the entire table (I'm sure that is over simplified, but ...
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Being careful about additional records being added in a duplicate record merge?

We have a multi-user MS-Access 2003 database. Connecting to it using SQuirrel SQL, and the JDBC/ODBC bridge, I've managed to eek transactions of some sort out of JET by turning off autocommit. I've ...
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How do I swap tables in MySQL?

Suppose, I have a table foo, which contains some statistics that are computed every now and then. It is heavily used by other queries. That's why I want to compute more recent statistics in foo_new ...
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SQL Server : KEY lock prevents FK on nearby row, but not SELECT [closed]

I have the following table structure (simplified, pseudocode): TABLE dbo.Users (Id int NOT NULL IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY) TABLE dbo.Transfers ( Id int NOT NULL IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY, ...
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DELETE LOW_PRIORITY row visibility

I have a large MyISAM table on MySQL 5.5(Windows XP x64) on which I will have to run DELETE LOW_PRIORITY queries. Does DELETE LOW_PRIORITY make the rows invisible to SELECT statements immediately and ...
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Writing transactions to .MYD file to take Backup

I'm trying to backup MySQL DB by archiving the data directory of required databases. I'm doing FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK before taking the backup, but even then some of the transactions were not ...
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way to prevent queries from waiting for table level lock

We've encountered a problem after moving the database of our customer to an extra server. This should have had positive effects on the site's performance, but there is a problem with table locking in ...
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Cannot write to mysql database while select query in process

Running Mysql 5.1.57 on InnoDB, and have a database locking issue. I have two separate sessions connected to a single database MySQL. On the first session, I run a long SELECT query (technically a ...